This Sablé Cookie is One of the Easiest French Recipes You’ll Find

Sable cookies are a type of shortbread that originated in France, and they’re super easy to put together yet still very bold in their flavor!


  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of cardamom 
  • 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 1 cup of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of honey 


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, cardamom, and salt. 
  2. Put the sugar into a separate bowl, scrape the seeds out of the vanilla beans and add them to the sugar. Mix the sugar and vanilla with your fingers and then add in the butter and mix on medium until smooth. 
  3. Separate the egg and add the yolk and honey to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat, and then lower the speed to low and add in half the dry ingredients. Mix, and add the other half of the ingredients. 
  4. To make sure everything is incorporated, knead the dough for a couple of minutes. 
  5. Cut the dough in half, make two 9 inch logs and wrap in parchment paper then in plastic wrap. 
  6. Chill for 2 hours, cut the dough into circles, and put them onto a parchment-lined baking tray and bake at 350 F for 13-18, rotating halfway through. 
  7. Cool for 5, transfer to wire racks, and enjoy!